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8 Most Extreme Florida Adventures

Go hang gliding!

Florida isn’t just about relaxing on the beach, margarita in hand, toe-tapping to Jimmy Buffet. It’s also one of the country’s premier destinations for extreme, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From shark diving in the Florida Keys, to racing a Lamborghini in Miami, to skydiving in Tampa, there’s no shortage of adventure opportunities. Here are just eight of our favorite experiences for adrenalin junkies.

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March 20, 2015 by | Comments Off

The Best of Jackson Hole — On and Off the Mountain

Consistently named one of the best ski resorts in the country, Jackson Hole Resort in Jackson, Wyoming, is recognized not only for the annual snowfall (500 inches plus) and the extreme terrain on the mountain, but also for the intensity of its après ski scene. For all of the attractions on the mountain, though, there are plenty of attractions for those who want to skip the slopes and explore all that Jackson has to offer.

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February 4, 2015 by | Comments Off

Top 25 Adventure Activities: 2015 Viator Travel Awards

Welcome to the 2015 Viator Travel Awards: Adventure Activities Edition, your indispensable guide to adrenaline-pumping (some might say, fear-inducing), heart-pounding activities around the world.

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December 11, 2014 by | 2 Comments

10 Coolest Caves in the World

Take a chance and explore what lies beneath

The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From caves that light up with the glow of millions of glowworms, to underground caverns stuffed with crystals bigger than the average house – here’s our guide to ten of the coolest caves in the world!

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June 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments

How to Spend Three Days in Whitehorse, Canada

When I first arrived in Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s northern Yukon Territory, I expected to find a rough-edged old mining town that had seen better days. But today’s small city has moved well beyond the cliché of the bearded old prospector squatting over a gold pan and then spending his winnings at the local saloon.

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April 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment

A Wild Ride: The Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour

Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour

From elephants and waterfalls, to mummified monks and coconut plantations, I never knew what I’d come across next on the Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour.

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February 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hiking on Matanuska Glacier in Alaska

Matanuska Glacier. Photo credit: Pam Mandel via Flickr.

The glacier is about a two hour drive from Anchorage, though you have to bake in extra time to stop at the viewpoint. On the day I made the trip, the sky was low and gray, but there was a window of blue visible just above the place where the glacier poured, in slow motion, into the river. There’s no telling what the weather will do in Alaska. You pack for the worst and hope for the best, and you go.

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October 17, 2013 by | 0 Comments

A View of the Summit on a Denali National Park Flightseeing Tour

Denali summits

Locals call Denali – or McKinley, you decide – The Mountain. When you’re lucky enough to see it you understand why. Though it’s flanked by several other great peaks, Denali towers above them all at 20,320 feet. My friend — a former resident of the mountain town where most expeditions to Denali start — envied my success in seeing the summit. Though that success had little do with me and everything to do with weather and an available seat on Talkeetna Air Taxi’s flight-seeing and glacier landing tour.

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September 23, 2013 by | 0 Comments

The Las Vegas Richard Petty Ride Along Experience

Want a ride in one of these?

As an adult, I don’t have a “need for speed.” I’m not a NASCAR fan. But I was looking for something to do outside the usual Las Vegas Strip tourist activities. The Las Vegas Richard Petty Ride Along Experience —where guests ride shotgun in a stockcar driven by a professional for three laps around the track—seemed like just the ticket.

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August 22, 2013 by | 0 Comments

The Dos and Don’ts of Booking a Safari in Kenya

Giraffes in Road

Lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and cape buffaloes converging en masse, oh my, the Big Five! Most people about to book their first Kenyan safari will likely admit that the trip is the culmination of a dream fed from youthful reading of National Geographic or watching Discovery Channel. Who, after all, does not want to be meters away from the world’s most notoriously exciting animals?

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August 21, 2013 by | 0 Comments

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